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Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge
Welcome to the Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge, an oasis of sprawling tundra, wetlands, rocky coastlines, high mountain tops, the westernmost black cottonwood forest, and active volcanoes located on the Alaskan Peninsula. This refuge was first established on December 2, 1980 under the Alaska National Interest Land Conservation Act.
Wildlife: Some of the more than 200 wild critters who inhabit this region include black bears, brown bears, wolverines, caribou, moose, wolves, sea lions, harbor seals, whales, ospreys, and bald eagles. Please treat their home with respect. Many of the refuge's volcanoes are still active. Mt. Chiginigak last erupted in 1971 and continues to vent gases and steam. Mt. Veniaminoff, a massive strato-volcano with a base 30 miles in diameter and a summit crater 20 miles in circumference, erupted from 1993 to 1995. Many dinosaur fossils from the late cretaceous period have also been discovered inside this refuge.
For the lover of the outdoors this refuge boasts aw